Tag Archives: Down syndrome
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‘Dear Mr Hunt, listen to the real experts…’

It is not only junior doctors who are trying to get their voices heard by Jeremy Hunt. One young lady last week made an impassioned plea directly to the health minister, on an issue that is arguably more about life and death than is the […]

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International campaign launched asking UN to protect babies with disability from abortion

Disability rights groups have launched a campaign asking The United Nations and other organisations to protect babies with Down syndrome from being aborted. The #StopDiscriminatingDown campaign  is being spearheaded by The Jerome Lejeune Foundation  in France, USA and Spain and Downpride  in the Netherlands and […]

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New tests for pregnant women are discriminatory, so who is driving them and why?

The NHS is considering introducing a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies with Down Syndrome (DS) or other chromosomal differences. We have covered in more detail some of the issues that these new […]

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Fetal Anomaly Screening in Pregnancy: more thoughts on the new tests

  The NHS is considering introducing a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies with Down Syndrome (DS) or other chromosomal differences. A superficial reading of new screening recommendations suggests that implementing new tests […]